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Vote: Who was Delaware’s top freshman football player of 2023?

We give you 10 candidates to choose from

The 2023 high school football season is complete and we are going around the East Coast, reflecting on the last few months.

One of the big questions is what newcomers on the scene made the biggest impact to a football program or state even? That’s where freshman that saw extensive playing time come into the mix.

That’s why we ask the question: Who was the top freshman football player of 2023?

We will go state-by-state along the East Coast and once that voting is done, do a final poll including all the freshmen that won going head-to-head. 

We’ve selected 10 worthy candidates and ask you the fan to vote for who you think topped them all.

Voting will end on February 1st, 2024.

Editor’s note: Our corresponding poll is intended to be fun, and we do not set limits on how many times a fan can vote during the competition. This poll is specifically for fans to vote on the players that have been nominated and in no way discredits any other player that may not be mentioned in our poll. 

Here are the nominees: 

Laytonvon Brandt‬, OL/DL, Appoquinimink: The 6-foot-6, 240-pound lineman was a force on both sides of the ball for Appoquinimink. Already has already begun to receive some attention from Power 5 schools after the 2023 season.  

Josiah Everett, QB, William Penn: Everett led the way when it came down to touchdowns versus interceptions. The freshman has threw for 1,654 yards, 19 touchdowns and six interceptions. 

Drew Marks, QB, Smyrna: Marks was one of the leaders among freshmen quarterbacks in Delaware as the signal caller has completed 85-of-132 passes for 1,195 yards and 10 touchdowns. 

Cole Andrews, QB, St. Elizabeth: The St. Elizabeth quarterback has had a strong fall campaign so far as Andrews has completed 68-of-165 passes for 1,049 yards and 12 touchdowns. 

Jameson Tingle, QB, Cape Henlopen: Tingle had seen time in the secondary and under center for the Vikings in 2023. The quarterback/defensive back completed 92-of-164 passes for 1,068 yards and nine touchdowns. 

Zyauyre Handy, RB, Seaford: The Bluejays running back had been averaging nearly 100 yards through his four games played. Handy has rushed for 354 yards on 45 carries. 

Mekhi Corbin, RB/LB, Red Lion Christian Academy: Corbin saw time on both sides of the ball for the Lions. The freshman has rushed for 468 yards, nine touchdowns and tallied 88 tackles, two sacks on defense.

Owen Mrozinski, NG, Tatnall: The nose guard had an exceptional season in the front seven for the Tatnall. Mrozinski has compiled 31 tackles, five for loss and one sack. 

Kameryn Swinney, DE, Glasgow: Swinney came off the edge and created havoc for the Dragons, totaling 103 tackles, 16 going for a loss and seven sacks. 

William Teel, LB, Delcastle Technical: The linebacker had an exceptional season in the front seven for the Cougars. Teel compiled 23 tackles and one for a loss. 

-- Andy Villamarzo | villamarzo@scorebooklive.com | @sblivesports